Lechuza: legend, myth, or real?
Texas raised

Dallas, TX

#21 May 4, 2011
the lechuza is a folktale used to scare children into behaving and staying in at night. When I was little I was told of this owl (lechuza) that's sent after you by witches. I wouldn't harm you but if you look at the stomach of the owl you'll see the persons face that sent it after you. It's nothing more then a Mexican folktale that changes from town to town.

m.m
corpus christi,tx
marie

United States

#22 May 6, 2011
Once I heard about lechuzas but never in my life seen one, not till last night me and my family were watching movies late at night , and since we all live close by, we decided to have a coffee and leave till 1:00, once we started walking back home my boyfriend, my sister and I, their was la lechuza standing right in the middle of the street, it wouldn't let us pass by so we went all the block around and two lechuzas appeared, my boyfriend tried scaring them away, but they were getting closer and closer, we all got our phones out and when we looked up their were gone it creep me out.
mando

Dallas, TX

#23 May 11, 2011
Wen I was like 13 I had heard whisleing outside my room I had heard of la lechusa but didn't believe it.well I started whisling back.and forth.then it stopped.I was just laying there and I here a loud bang on my wall then it did it on the other side. Im 20 now and still hearing it .ecru once in a while but it follow every where I move. Its always like at 3 4 or 5 in fa morning I wake up and it will always gets windy.I. hear walking on my roof.or scratching on day walls one time it sounded like sumone was running a knife acrods my wall it was loud .I've seen it on a post outside but can't really make it out I van just see glowing eyes and like a head starring back.I live in San Angelo T.x
Candyy

New Braunfels, TX

#24 May 11, 2011
I wana see uh lechuza,, they sound so scaryy but then so interesting.
Candyy

New Braunfels, TX

#25 May 11, 2011
wth? this thing isz saying i'm from weslaco. I'm from raymondville. haha
Doris

Englewood, CO

#26 May 13, 2011
Does anyone know the prayer?
rachel

San Antonio, TX

#27 May 19, 2011
I too am look for the prayer to rid the lechuza. It has been coming to my house for the past week or two. Every thing is fine in my house, but at night it (la Lechuza) is always heard. My oldest daughter was coming home one night from work and found it sitting on our roof top. It sat perfectly still til she was in the house and it started whistling. Any real answers to my questions would be great. Thanks.. =)
LaMagnifica

Brea, CA

#28 May 22, 2011
ariana

Laredo, TX

#29 May 23, 2011
well one time when i was living in juarez my sister and me had seen a lechuza and my mom told us that the lechuzas make fun of people and in order for it to go you need to tell the lechuza alot of bad words so it could leave you alone and she also sead that lechuzas were withes and that if you dont tell them bad words that they could put a spell on you and she also sead that my grandma was a witch and that she talks to alot of lechuzas.
ariana

Laredo, TX

#30 May 23, 2011
these lechuzas are seen and heard alot in juarez so you guys try it and it might work trust me all these stuff had happen to me and i do just what i told you.........
Popis Crew

United States

#31 Jun 5, 2011
What does it mean when yhu see many lechuzaas flyinqq toqqheeteer ? Arouund && Arouund ?
San AntonioTX

San Antonio, TX

#32 Jun 15, 2011
Well from reading all these stories i still dont know wether to beleive or not or i dont want to beleive it but its starting to scare me. My story is that my boyfriend says he hears something every now and then trying to get in his home. He says it makes ugly noises like cawing n growling or it sounds like its choking. It makes noise as if its pushing up the door or window. I havent heard it yet. He thinks someones doing brujeria on him. Its crazy but he too was shot a few years ago by some neighbors down the street and sent them to jail. He thinks they are the ones doing this brujeria to him?? Lately that i been staying with him or talking to him i been waking up with little circle bruises on my arms.. Now im scared after reading that im not the only one whos gotten these bruises.What does this mean. What do we do when we hear it again cause it seems to keep coming to my boyfriend house. And he's scared and now im getting scared.
priscilla

Los Angeles, CA

#33 Jul 7, 2011
how do you recite the prayer backwards.....

for those looking for the prayer this is it:

My soul glorifies the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.
He looks on his servant in her lowliness;
henceforth all ages will call me blessed.

The Almighty works marvels for me.
Holy his name!
His mercy is from age to age,
on those who fear him.

He puts forth his arm in strength
and scatters the proud-hearted.
He casts the mighty from their thrones
and raises the lowly.

He fills the starving with good things,
sends the rich away empty.
He protects Israel, his servant,
remembering his mercy,
the mercy promised to our fathers,
to Abraham and his sons for ever.
cynthia

Arlington, TX

#34 Jul 10, 2011
so i'm assuming no one knows this prayer?
cynthia

Arlington, TX

#35 Jul 10, 2011
so i'm assuming no one knows this prayer
Gabriela

San Antonio, TX

#36 Jul 12, 2011
San AntonioTX wrote:
Well from reading all these stories i still dont know wether to beleive or not or i dont want to beleive it but its starting to scare me. My story is that my boyfriend says he hears something every now and then trying to get in his home. He says it makes ugly noises like cawing n growling or it sounds like its choking. It makes noise as if its pushing up the door or window. I havent heard it yet. He thinks someones doing brujeria on him. Its crazy but he too was shot a few years ago by some neighbors down the street and sent them to jail. He thinks they are the ones doing this brujeria to him?? Lately that i been staying with him or talking to him i been waking up with little circle bruises on my arms.. Now im scared after reading that im not the only one whos gotten these bruises.What does this mean. What do we do when we hear it again cause it seems to keep coming to my boyfriend house. And he's scared and now im getting scared.
I DONT KNOW IF YOU OR YOUR BOYFRIEND ARE RELIGOUS PEOPLE OR NOT BUT IT DOES HELP. MY MOTHER WAS THE ONE WHO HAD SEEN THIS THING (LA LECHUZA) TWO OR THREE TIMES THAT DAY AND THE FOLLOWING MORNING SHE WOKE UP WITH THOSE CIRCLE BRUISES. MOST PEOLPE SAY TO BITCH AT IT AND GET ANGRY AT IT BUT WE DIDNT DO ALL THAT. WHEN WE FELT IT NEAR OR WHEN SHE HEARD IT SHE WOULD USE A STERN/ANGRY TONE OF VOICE AND TOLD IT TO GET AWAY FROM HER AND HER HOME. SHE SAID THIS IN SPANISH BUT I MORE OR LESS UNDERSTOOD IT "THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF THE LORD AND U WILL LEAVE MY HOME IN JESUS NAME U WILL LEAVE ME AND MY FAMILY ALONE IN THE NAME OF JESUS". BASICLY, JUST USE THE WORD OF GOD AND THE POWER OF PRAYER AS YOUR WEAPON. MY MOM DID AND WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS IT STOPED. AND YES I DO BELIEVE IT IS BRUJERIA MY MOM WAS TOLD THAT SOME ONE HAD SENT THAT THING AFTER HER. THOSE THINGS DONT GO OUT AND CHOOSE PEOLPE THER ARE SENT. I HOPE THIS HELPS.
Latagi Rodriguez

United States

#37 Jul 13, 2011
I live in austin tx an I heard many storyies about tha witch bird an I believe it. I work from 2pm ta 11 ta 12 at nite an there is alwayz a man in a white suv hiting the trees an flashing lites an shootin a gun at the trees. I ask my friend wat was he doen she tld me about the which bird an she said it now lives in a big tree rite outside my job. I cant belive it I thought this only happen in movies but its real I havent sean it I jus always heare wistleing outside my job an inside my job idk wat to do kuz I get off late an I have ta wlk to tha bus stop alone in tha dark my family an my boyfrirend think im goen crazy but I dont thnk I am this is really my first time actuslly hearing about which bird im scard but I kno god got my back. I also cuss backwards all tha way to tha bus stop an all tha way home an I say the prayer backwards jus ta b safe.... But I dnt understand y has the witch bird has came to austin tx.....
TMMTX

San Antonio, TX

#38 Jul 14, 2011
toni wrote:
I live in san antonio tx&i had never heard of lechuza until I experienced it&had to ask what it was. I have been going through some pretty crazy crap lately&so my friend&i decided we would go out driving just to get away well we were having a wonderful time till we were on applewhite rd by the toyota plant. We stopped at a red light, mind you this stop was the only place with lights down the road,&not thinking anythin when the light turned green&we were turning left I looked to my right&there was a huge black bird more then 4ft across flying under one of the lights. I was freaking out in amazement I looked at my friend who was looking the same way I was&i was like woah did you see that?she looked at me like I was crazy&i was like what&she said what did you see?once I told her, her face dropped&she had one word for me lechuza.
Haha! That's funny. I work at the Toyota Plant. When I am on the night shift, I go home down Jett Rd by the Medina River. What you probably saw was a big ass owl. There are lots of them there by the river.
April

Edinburg, TX

#39 Jul 17, 2011
daniel wrote:
well growing up in a small texas town my grandparent and parenst always told us story of the Lechuza, she is a woman during the day and a half woman and half bird at night she comes to those who are haveing lots of problums in the home fighingt aruging things in that nature she come to you at night you can here her wistleing at you as you walk in the dark or laying in bed if you wistle back at her she will come and snach u up and kill you she is a verry bitter woman who love to be around to ster the pot of anger when ther is some she will run on the roof of the house wher your at till you come out side to see whats going on and take you she will cry like a baby if ther is a woman by so she can go out side and see what is making that noise or or u wake up in the morning with scratches on your window,or front door becuse she tride to get in but no body paid attintion to her .these are some of the thing my parents,grandparent would tell us i my self have herd her wistil at night but i know better than to wistle back i would not be wrighting to let you know of some thing i was told as a kid .so be aware if you here a wisle in the night dont wistle back you might not make it home.
Daniel, I've never really believed in this stuff before. I've always just believed this stuff to be folk tales handed down family to family. But recently, well, everything you've said I've come to find true. My family has been arguing almost everyday and there's lots of negative emotions.

First, I have to begin with this story. When I was in college for the fall this past year my sister called to tell me that my dad saw a shadowy figure standing outside my mom's bedroom.There's a whole story to that but I don't feel like explaining that right now. Anyway, I didn't believe them when they said it was the lechuza.

Second, couple of days I ago I went to the bathroom to wash my face (late at night) and I heard a whistle. My childhood friend is superstitous so she has always warned me about the whistle - that its a sign of the lechuza and to be careful. Freaked out I went back to my bedroom but I pushed it to the back of my mind. Well, two nights ago my sister heard someone drop on our roof and fast footsteps. I was still having a hard time believing but...

Just last night I swear to you I heard those footsteps again. This time I heard whoever it was running back and forth (like he/she was taunting me). I woke up my mom but she said it was probably the pipes (pipes don't sound like that and how come we never hear them in the daytime?).

I don't know how to make this stuff stop. I'd like to know if you (or anyone reading this) know of anything.
April

Edinburg, TX

#40 Jul 17, 2011
San AntonioTX wrote:
Well from reading all these stories i still dont know wether to beleive or not or i dont want to beleive it but its starting to scare me. My story is that my boyfriend says he hears something every now and then trying to get in his home. He says it makes ugly noises like cawing n growling or it sounds like its choking. It makes noise as if its pushing up the door or window. I havent heard it yet. He thinks someones doing brujeria on him. Its crazy but he too was shot a few years ago by some neighbors down the street and sent them to jail. He thinks they are the ones doing this brujeria to him?? Lately that i been staying with him or talking to him i been waking up with little circle bruises on my arms.. Now im scared after reading that im not the only one whos gotten these bruises.What does this mean. What do we do when we hear it again cause it seems to keep coming to my boyfriend house. And he's scared and now im getting scared.
My mom and sister use to get bruises. My mom has recently been getting them again, but no my sister. Apparently, my sister went to a someone who could do a "cleansing" and she told my sis that someone is doing brujera on my mom and sister (along with other family members). There's a prayer apparentlyhttp://www.topix.com /forum/post/replyhttp://www.yo yita.com/The_magnificat.htm (that I got from this posting place) that helps. Here it is:

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